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Ladies Night

Robin Kasckow, left, Newport Rifle Club chief instructor, coaches Lisa Knowles of Middletown at a recent women-only firearms safety and marksmanship session. Pistol safety class for women held at Newport Rifle Club Newport Rifle Club recently held its third free pistol safety and shooting skills session for women only.

Eight women participated in the two-hour, hands-on class, the maximum number the indoor range accommodates. The idea for the training came from one of the club’s female members, who pointed out the growing number of women at the club who are new to shooting. Female membership began growing about 10 years ago and has now reached approximately 20 percent of the club’s 700 members.

Founded in 1876, Newport Rifle Club is the oldest continuously operating gun club in the US. The club provides a wide range of safety, marksmanship and firearms care training for youth and adults and offers a number of competitions within the club and throughout the state. General and membership information can be found at newportrifleclub.org.

Battle of the Bulge

In Newport This Week, 12,28/17

Honoring Battle of the Bulge
For the seventh straight year, the Newport Rifle Club held a shooting competition to commemorate American servicemen who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Shooting at 50 and 100 yards with the types of rifles that were used in the battle, Kevin Mathis of Middletown finished first, Keith Silvia of Bristol was second and Paul Donovan of Newport was third. Craig Corsetti of Newport won the Panzer shoot, which was a 100-yard one shot from the prone position at a nine-inch wide picture of a German tank.

On Dec.16, 1944, Hitler launched the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest fighting of World War II involving U.S. troops in Europe. The
battle raged for 45 days in such bitter cold, snow and rain that tanks froze to the ground and many soldiers suffered severe frostbite and trench foot. Of the 610,000 U.S. forces in the fighting, 19,000 died and 70,000 were wounded. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive and left their military so depleted that they surrendered less than five months later.

Founded in 1876, Newport Rifle Club is the oldest continuously operating gun club in the country. With a membership of 700, the club provides a wide range of safety, marksmanship and firearms care training for youth and adults and offers a number of competitions within the club and throughout the state. For more information, visit newportrifleclub.org.

Practical Pistol November Results

Hello All,

The results are in!

Scott Cook took Overall and Open +10 Division
Rick Paiva took the Double Stack Division
Paul Donovan took the Open -10 Division
Beth Devlin took the Single Stack Division

4 of the 5 Divisions will have trophies decided from the results of the last match.

Chris Schubert and Jim May are battling for 3rd in the Double Stack Division
Ray Palmieri and Joe Pattie are battling for 3rd in the Open +10 Division
Bob King and Beth Devlin are locked in the ultimate struggle for 1st place in the Single Stack Division
We have the potential for a tie and subsequent shoot out for 1st place in Revolver too!

The December Match will be quite the event!

See you there!

NRC Practical Nov 18 2017 Results By Stage

NRC Practical Pistol 2017 Championship Points

Naval War College Hosts 1st President’s Cup at Newport Rifle Club

The Naval War College recently held its first target shooting competition at the Newport Rifle Club.

Twenty shooters used .22 caliber semiautomatic pistols in a 30-shot course of slow and rapid fire.
The competition is part of the Naval War College’s President’s Cup, an intramural series of sporting events aimed at encouraging physical fitness and esprit de corps.
Spread throughout the year, the roughly 20 competitions include such diverse sports as soccer, golf, 5-K run, rock climbing, swimming, hockey, polo, sailing, target shooting and basketball.
The President’s Cup competition pits teams of students from the College of Naval Warfare, the College of Naval Command and Staff and the NWC faculty and staff against each other.
In the shooting event, the top four scores from each team were averaged. Here are the results of the target shooting competition:

NWC Staff and Faculty – 224
College of Naval Command and Staff – 210
College of Naval Warfare – 193

Both CAPT Patrick Keyes, USN, Dean of Students, and LTC Dave Spees, USA, a student at the War College and Newport Rifle Club member, who helped organize the shooting competition, said they would like to see the event become a regular part of the President’s Cup. Steve Forand, on the War College faculty and a Newport Rifle Club member, also helped organize the competition.

Pictured are members of the Naval War College who participated recently in their first target shooting competition, along with Newport Rifle Club members who helped with the event at the club. Far right is CAPT Patrick Keyes, USN, Dean of Students at the college. Third from left is LTC Spees, USA, a student at the War College who organized the event.